Senator Theater auction

posted by KristenMitchell on June 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

BALTIMORE, MD — Baltimore’s much-loved Senator Theater is going to be auctioned on Wednesday, July 22, at 11:00 a.m. The auction will take place at the Senator (5904-06 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212. Built in 1939 in the Art Deco style, the single-screen Senator Theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a local landmark. A glass block and limestone facade, colorful backlighting, and “walk of fame” sidewalk distinguish the building’s exterior and grounds, while original terrazzo floors and Art Deco murals grace the lobby.

The theater seats 900, including two skyboxes for private parties. Technical specifications include a 40' curved screen, Bauer U2 Projector with top of the line German lenses, Dolby Digital sound with surround EX, and user-controlled digital sound in the skyboxes. Films can be screened in 35MM or 70MM.

The theater building is 17,868 SF, and it sits on 20,517 SF in the Govanstowne business district, immediately adjacent to Belvedere Square, a 161,000 square foot shopping and dining destination.

For information on the auction, visit Alex Cooper Auctioneers.

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Comments (5)

JodarMovieFan on June 27, 2009 at 3:01 am

I may be wrong but as a patron of the Senator for many years, I’ve never noticed the movie screen to be curved.

carolgrau on June 27, 2009 at 9:38 am

Damn shame there goes one more.

snorwood on June 27, 2009 at 10:08 pm

It’s a shallow-curve screen (or was when I was last in Baltimore, in 2006 or so). You don’t really notice the curve, except in the first few rows.

Maximillian Genus
Maximillian Genus on July 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc., has the official auction info page now: View link

Maximillian Genus
Maximillian Genus on July 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm

4 days to the auction.

The Senator is screening a digitally restored 35mm print of Akira Kurosawa’s RASHOMON!
Delivered unto the silver screen by veteran professional projectionist Bill Hewitt – A must see IMHO.

Baltimore: A City of Theatres short film (2 versions)

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